A couple weeks ago, I heard rumors of a MacGruber movie. This week, it was apparently confirmed. This will be the newest in a number of SNL skits that have made it to the big screen.
For those of you who have lost touch with Saturday Night Live, MacGruber is one of their newer skits about a MacGyver-like character trapped in a room with his assistants and a bomb. At the end of the skit, MacGruber doesn’t get around to stopping the bomb and the whole place blows up.
I’ll grant it, these skits are pretty funny, but that’s the problem. The skits are funny because of their brevity (they’re only a minute or so long) and the skits ALWAYS end with something blowing up. I just don’t know if they can make that kind of setup work over the course of an hour and a half. And while they can put in mindless explosion after explosion in the film and get away with it (Michael Bay proved that this summer), it will probably get old pretty fast.
What do you guys think? Could this work? What do you think of the skits themselves?
If there's nothing else playing at the cinema… I might still skip it. The only SNL movies I can think of off the top of my head that I liked were Wayne's World (to a degree) and Night at the Roxbury. Most of the skit-to-movies have been skits that I don't like, so barring those aside, the ones based off the skits I did like just felt like the ad showed me all the scenes I would find funny then the movie was the commercial with a ton of boring filler injected to make it to the 90min mark. If I do see it, hopefully it will be good, but my expectations are all ready set to meh.